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Mavi Guesthouse

Kutlugun Sok. No:3 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Ranked #211 of 938 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Laagri, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have stayed there in Mavi Guesthouse several times. I like that place! It has good service, reasonable price and friendly staff. I have stayed in dormitory room where are beds for 24 people. It was absolutely OK to sleep! There is an excellent view from the rooftop terrace to an international landmark - Ayasofya.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to sleep, next to the most beautiful sights of Istanbul for a little money, book this hostel now. Rooftop terrace has an amazing view on the Hagia Sofia and the service by Ali is incredibly great. Free breakfast is perfect to start your day with. Only side note: only ventilators and no air conditioning. Nightlife district far... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful few days staying here!! Everyone was soo lovely and happy to help you out with anything!! They run awesome pub crawls so they really get all the guesta socializing and having fun!! Thanks guys!€.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Although not recommended for those who look for high-end conditions, as a budget accomodation it is really nice. The location is as good as it gets: you can see the Aya Sofia and the Blue Mosque from the rooftop. The price is low, which in Istanbul is to be appreciated, and the owner Ali is really helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My friends and I stayed at this hostel and we were glad we did. Everybody in the staff is very kind and helpful -- I even had a terrible mishap and lost my passport and Ali went above and beyond to help me sort everything out, I really have no words for how helpful and patient he was. The hostel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The location was the reason we picked to stay here but it turned out to have many, many more benefits. Ali really made our time in Istanbul! He gave us recommendations from the times to see certain sites, how long to stay, where to eat and what to order, some phrases to use...etc. The night we arrived they hosted a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It was great to stay at Mavi Guesthouse - prices are good and the location excellent: literally around the corner from Ayasofya, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern. Staff are helpful and friendly and manager Ali has a great sense of humour :D

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I'm very glad that I spent my one-week vacation in Istanbul as a Mavi guest. People there are very lovely, trying to do everything so you would feel welcome. Location is also a strong point of this hostel, cause everything is near. Special thanks to Reza!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed my staying at mavi guesthouse.stuff in the hostel is wonderful and extremely helpful (especially Reza,thank you so much). They will do anything to make you feel welcome and at home.. We stayed in the rooftop bedroom and it was nice, but I would suggest you to take room with 8 or less beds.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

we needed a cheap place to stay for a few nights and we decided not to be pretentious about the conditions that much, because compared to other places at that price it was really really close to the main attractions. it was not the middle of the season when we stayed there and that was in our benefit, it would... More 

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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